The current Flag of Bhutan is divided diagonaly from the lower to the upper site. The upper triangle is orange and the lower one is yellow. In the center across the dividing line there is a black and white dragon fased away the hoist side. The dragon holds a jewel in each of claws. The first flag was desighned in 1949. It had the same elements: equal triangles and a dragon but the colurs were slighty different: one triangle was red the other was yellow and the dragon was green.
Symbolism of the flag
Orange triangle represents Buddhist spiritual tradition its yellow part signifies royal power. The dragon is situated equally in both parts signifies equal importance of civic and religious tradition in the life of the state. The dragon is white to highlight that the inner thoughts are pure. The dragon holds jewellery because it signifies the wealth of the kingdoom. His mouth is open and it means that thei citizens of the country are always secure.
The code of conduct
The official code of conduct concerning the flag was adopted in 1972. According to it each district should hoist a national flag. Also the rules of placing te flag on public esteblishments, planes and vehicals were written. Since then the code changed slightly. The national symbol is in respect within the kingdoom there is even a day of the national flag.
Total area:47,000 km2
Formation:8. 8. 1949
Currency:bhutanese ngultrum (BTN)